Purdue Space Day Safety

The Executive Board and volunteers who run Purdue Space Day plan the day in order to keep all participants safe and happy. All crew members go through a safety training session on campus safety with a member of the Purdue University Police Department. We recruit over 200 volunteer crew members for Purdue Space Day to ensure that we have enough people on hand to make Purdue Space Day not only a fun day for your child but safe as well.

Although none of the activities found at Purdue Space Day pose any danger, Activity Heads are aware of any circumstances necessitating safety precautions when leading groups through activities (i.e. during the egg drop, children are not permitted to drop egg landers out of a campus window themselves; PSD crew do this and the grade school students watch from a safe distance on the ground with their group leaders).

Mission Control, the central group of coordinators who ensure Purdue Space Day runs smoothly, works throughout the day to ensure that students remain safely with their assigned groups and can find a group leader or parent if necessary. Mission Control is based in the atrium of Armstrong Hall and they can answer any question about locations, times of each session etc.

If you have any questions regarding safety, please email Purdue Space Day Executive Board at psd@purdue.edu

Please note that students need to provide their own lunch for the day and are required to have an adult chaperone for the lunch period.